During the Oscar’s ceremony, actor Michael Myers presented the winners for best sound and sound editing. The comedian made light of their accomplishments and this, in turn, merited a statement of written apology from the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

We find this strange. Why didn’t Myers extend the apology? After all, he was the guilty party, not the Academy. But then everything was cleared up when we learned that Academy guidelines prohibit presenters from being dismissive of any of the categories for which Oscars are presented.

Next time someone tells you the Catholic League is guilty of censorship for simply exercising our First Amendment right to freedom of speech, remember this one. It is the Hollywood gang that specializes in gagging speech before it’s uttered, not the Catholic League.

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